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The launch trailer above features a mixture of cinematics and gameplay, while the Frost reveal trailer below introduces another fighter to the title’s extensive roster of playable characters.
Publisher Warner says of the game’s story mode: “Players will take on the role of a variety of past and present characters in a time-bending new narrative that pits Raiden against Kronika, the Keeper of Time who created existence at the dawn of history.”
In addition to Frost, playable Mortal Kombat 11 fighters include Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Baraka, Geras, Kano, D’Vorah, Kabal, Jade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Erron Black, Jacqui Briggs, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Jax Briggs, Cetrion, The Kollector, Kitana and Shao Kahn.
The game also features a new character customisation system, which lets players personalise fighters with various skins, gear, abilities, cinematics, taunts and brutalities that can be earned through gameplay.
In an April 2015 press release announcing the launch of Mortal Kombat X, Warner claimed Mortal Kombat franchise sales had exceeded 35 million units.
That title has since become the most successful game in the series, according to Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon, who recently told Game Informer it’d sold almost 11 million copies.
In comparison, Tekken series lead Katsuhiro Harada said in October 2018 that Bandai Namco‘s fighting game franchise had topped 47 million copies sold, while lifetime Street Fighter sales stood at 42 million units at the end of 2018, according to series publisher Capcom.